Datuk Seri Rahim Bin Ismail

Independent Non-Executive Director

Age 66
Gender Male
Nationality Malaysian

Datuk Seri Rahim Bin Ismail (“Datuk Seri Rahim Ismail”) has over 39 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He was the Senior Advisor and a member of Extended Leadership Team at Repsol Oil and Gas Malaysia Ltd. (previously known as Talisman Energy), a Multinational Oil and Gas Company. His vast network in the industry has enabled him to successfully perform key strategic and advisory roles in supporting Repsol’s business growth and sustainability in Malaysia and globally.

He started his career in January 1982 with Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) and later joined Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) in August the same year. Throughout his 27 years with PETRONAS, he held multiple managerial and leadership roles including in Corporate, Upstream and Downstream sectors, Work Programme and Budget (WPB) & Planning, Supply Chain Management Entrepreneur Management and Development, Education and Human Resource and Downstream Commercial and Marketing. He also played an instrumental role in representing the industry to chart strategies and policies through various Government initiatives under the Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Prime Minister Department and Ministry of Finance (MOF).

Datuk Seri Rahim Ismail graduated from University of Malaya in 1982 and holds a degree in Economics (Honours). In 1992, he enrolled in International Contract Law and Contract programme at Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA. He also attended Senior Management Programme at INSEAD France in 2003 and MBA programme for CEO and Senior Executive organised by Uni Strategic of Singapore in 2014.

He retired from PETRONAS in 2007, and subsequently joined Talisman Energy (now known as Repsol) as Senior Advisor, providing key strategic advice and direction for the company in Malaysia, before officially retiring in 2020. He currently serves as Senior Advisor of Country Star Sdn. Bhd. a renewable energy solutions provider. He is also a co-founder of Borealis Healthcare Sdn. Bhd., a pharmaceutical and medical products distributor in Malaysia.

Datuk Seri Rahim Ismail was appointed to the Board of T7 Global Berhad on 1 March 2023.